Hello, my name is Mike, the founder of Freedom. It all began when Google was still in nappies, the internet was reserved for the likes of NASA and mobile phones were more brick-like than smart. The year 1996, my light-bulb moment came in the pub (or was it the shower) when planning my friends stag do, it was like herding cats. My mission was to make life easy for group organisers, travelling around the UK and Europe negotiating party deals. Now 20 years on, how lucky I am doing what I love with a team of 14 party gurus.
Behind the scenes you’ll find a relaxed and informal office, if we're not talking with customers on the phone, chasing the hottest accommodation deals you’ll find us having a sing-song / bickering over the album on play, or engaging in 'aircon wars'.
Largely due to our fun and friendly company culture our staff retention rate is probably the highest in the industry, which is where our extensive product knowledge comes in. We get out there and 'have a go' and actually count so many of our suppliers as friends. We try before you buy.
What We Do
We organise real tailor made quality events with transparent pricing and super flexible terms.
"We won’t claim to be market leaders, we don’t need to be, we certainly don’t follow the crowd either. We simply march to the beat of our own drum with our customers’ needs setting the tempo. Which is exactly why we believe our customer service is unrivalled in our market" says Carol.
We understand just how precious time spent with friends is, and especially precious when that weekend happens to be one of the biggest and most memorable of their lives, it’s a big task. We have the knowledge, the experience and the passion to make sure this goes just how it should.
Over the years we have developed MyFreedom "a party organisers dream: invite your guests online, let them pay in instalments, manage your activities and download your tickets. The latest addition to this great tool is the ability to hide certain activities from the Special Person. We've always been an advocate of surprising the birthday girl (or stitching the stag up!)" says Kevin.
You can be guaranteed as we approach half a million customers, 250 activities and 50 locations that we will make planning your next event "effortless and tailor-made".
1996 - Freedom was formed
1998 - Limited company status
2000 - Birthday and Christmas parties added
2003 - Plush new offices
2004 - Exclusivity with lastminute.com
2006 - Individual payment system launched
2008 - Over 100,000 customers
2010 - Exclusivity with Alton Towers / THORPE PARK
2013 - Top party planner on the Review Centre
2016 - 20th Birthday Bash
Meet the Team
Kate - Sales Team
Kate may be the baby of the team but she’s a veteran when it comes to planning a great event for customers and friends alike. The office’s resident glamour puss, Kate puts everyone else to shame with her sleek and groomed look (read as- puts make up on and actually bothers to brush her hair...)
Kathryn - Digital Marketing
Our resident Marketing Guru! Kathryn is always brightening up the office with her unique sense of humour. When she joined the Team she didn’t quite know what she was letting herself into with our crazy bunch, but turns out she fits in perfect – just saying...
Rebecca - Accounts
As well as her being a whizz with her numbers, she is also a whizz, be it in a go kart, on a Segway, Quad bike or when driving the mini bus, her competitive streak streams in with a need for speed that would put Stig to the test as we have witnessed on many a supplier visits. This fun-loving Mum gets down with the kids
Emma - Customer Relations
Think of inappropriate, chillaxed and ginger, that’s our Emma – the prankster of Freedom. Will take to the dance floor and have everyone lunging and doing it in all seriousness – has a talent of speaking in numerous accents and had a weird obsession with pirates and rum.